Texas has witnessed the launching of its first contract and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Sante Laboratories. The laboratories have been ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited to provide the state with product development and testing services in the thriving hemp industry. With tech and expertise in analytical chemistry, formulation development, and nanotechnology, the labs will speed up innovation, offer transparent, top quality testing, therefore, and reduce technical risk.
The complexity of the contents of hemp makes testing just as complicated, which makes analytical interference, and inconsistent test outcomes common phenomena. The Journal of the American Medical Association stated that most hemp-derived products were found to have been mislabeled, pointing towards incorrect formulation or inconsistent testing methodology. Sante Labs can increase the reliability of products and leverage hemp drug development practices.
Mike Sandoval, MS, President of Sante Laboratories, criticized the ambiguity and fragmentation of modern hemp testing culture. He also pledged that Sante Labs would offer transformational commitment to quality and increase confidence within the industry. He also made his excitement clear on theirs being the first ISO accredited lab in the state, with the hope to become a valuable addition to the industry.
Brian Sloat, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Sante Laboratories expressed his confidence that their impressive resources would serve the hemp and wellness community with fast, consistent, and reliable testing processes.
With all the hemp industry customers’ needs in mind, the labs have been designed to include the following testing procedures:
- Cannabinoid Assay with UHPLC-DAD
- Pesticides Residue Analysis with LC-MS/MS and GS-MS/MS
- Terpene Profile with GC-MS
- Residual Solvents with GC-MS
- Elemental Impurities for Heavy Metals with ICP-MS
- Mycotoxins with LC-MS/MS
- Microbiological Examination
- Moisture Content with Halogen Moisture Analyzer USP <741>
- pH following USP <791>
- Water Activity
- Zeta Potential, Particle Size, and Polydispersity Index using Dynamic Light Scattering
Sante Labs also plans to engage the FDA by offering tests to verify shelf-life and confirm the claims of the ingredients listed on labels. Disruption Labs, Inc entirely own the labs..